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Britain: An Outpost of Tyranny

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With Home Secretary, Charles Clarke's latest proposals on dealing with terror suspects drawing as much controversy as his predecessor's ideas, IHRC examines whether Britain is crossing the line to becoming a police state.

Australia - Deep Concerns Over Government White Paper on Counter-Terrorism Policy

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On 29 March 2004 Australian prime minister John Howard announced plans to prepare a white paper on terrorism. This briefing looks at some key areas of concern.

War Crimes and Accountability: A Historical Analysis

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A historical analysis of accountability for war crimes in light of the recent revelations of widespread and systematic torture being committed by US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

Proposed Australian Anti-Terror Laws

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Australia's pending proposals to introduce new measures under scrutiny.

The Russian Federation and Muslim Minorities

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An overview of the situation of Muslims living in the Russian Federation and at the occupation of Chechnya*.

Good Practice on the Headscarf in Europe

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An examination of how various European countries have tried to integrate headscarf-wearing women into the education and work sector by taking steps to accommodate their religious practices.

Muslim Women, Human Rights and Religious Freedom: Europe Under the Spotlight of National and International Law

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How France, Germany and Belgium hav eundermined their own constitutions and violated human right sprinciples and laws in their proposed hijab bans.

Anti-Terrorism Legislation in South East Asia

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The following briefing will examine the anti-terrorism legislation in place in various countries in South East Asia and the implications for human rights.

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